Soft Ride Bike With Tempered Steel Wheels Will Never Have A Puncture

Designed by Ron Arad, an Israeli industrial designer, artist, and architect, known his Well-Tempered chair series that he began in 1986. The very unique Soft Ride bike has reimagined the humble bike wheel and created a totally radical departure from tradition, using tempered steel to create a wheel with complete different characteristics.

For a start you will never get a puncture using the Soft Ride Bike wheel. Which has sprung properties of the tempered steel used which have then been bolted together in tension providing a natural yield. The 18 strips of steel are each pinned at different tension points to create one working wheel resembling a flower.

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iTree iPhone And iPod Dock By KMKG

We have featured a number of different docks for the iPhone and iPod here at Geeky Gadgets, the latest one was made by the guys over at KMKG, and it is made from an actual tree trunk.

As you can see from the photos below, this is probably one of the largest iPhone and iPod docks we have featured here at Geeky Gadgets, and each one is unique and built to order.

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Asus Unveils 3 New All-In-One-PC Systems

Asus have unveiled a new line-up of all-in-one PCs it has just added to its range in the form of the 21.5” ET2210, 23.6” ET2410, and 27” ET2700. All three are equipped with 1080p LED-backlit touch panels, 2nd-gen Intel Core i processors supported by 8GB of DDR3 memory.

The design of all three monitors are very similar, slim and monitor like as you would expect with USB 3.0 and e-SATA connectivity, 802.11 N wireless LAN, Digital camera, SonicMaster Audio and VESA-mount points.


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HTC Runnymede (Bass) Appears On Video

We are expecting HTC to officially announced the new HTC Runnymede or HTC Bass at their new mobile event in London next week on the 6th of October, and now a video has appeared online which shows the HTC Runnymede in action.

We have heard previously that the HTC Runnymede will come with Beats Audio and it is expected to feature a 4.7 inch multi-touch capacitive touchscreen display.

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VLC Media Player Arrives On Android In Pre-Alpha Version

CVPCS, has this week announced that they have been able to compile a working pre-Alpha version of VLC media player for Android devices. VLC is an open source media player which is already available on Windows, Macs, iOS devices and has been designed to enable you to watch virtually any video format.

Unfortunately due to the way VLC is constructed one version won’t be able to support all Android devices. instead two different flavours have been created NEON and NO-NEON.

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Sony’s New Wifi Reader Now Available To Pre-order

If you have been awaiting the arrival of Sony’s new Wi-Fi Reader PRS-T1, your wait is now over and the worlds lightest eReader according to Sony, is now available to pre-order. Originally Sony was stating an October 16th launch date for their new reader but Sony has now brought this forward to October 2nd.

The new Sony Reader PRS-T1 is equipped with a 6 inch 600 x 800 pixel resolution touchscreen display and measures just 8.9mm thick and weighs in at just 168 grams.

 Sony Reader PRS T1

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The Lord of the Rings: War in the North Power of 3 Trailer (Video)

Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Snowblind Studios have released a new trailer for their highly anticipated new game The Lord of the Rings: War in the North, which will be launching on November 1st 2011.

The game breaks new ground as the first The Lord of the Rings video game to embrace the gritty and brutal reality of Middle-earth providing an intense action RPG video game based on the novel and films of The Lord of the Rings trilogy.

Players advance through the game using innovative online, interdependent co-op play for up to three players who form their own Fellowship. Watch the video after the jump to see what you can expect from the game , once its officially launched.

The Lord of the Rings: War in the North

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Samsung Omnia W Windows Phone 7 Mango Smartphone Announced

Samsung has announced their latest Windows Phone 7 smartphone, The Samsung Omnia W, and it will be Samsung’s first device to come with the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile OS, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango.

The Samsung Omnia W features a 3.7 inch Super AMOLED display plus a single core 1.4GHz processor and 512MB of RAM, the display features a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.

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Magnetic Cello, Uses Magnet And Coil Rather Than Traditional Bow And Strings (video)

David Levi aka Magnetovore, a student studying electrical engineering, has created a fantastic and very innovative magnetic cello, which resembles the size, shape, and playing style of an acoustic cello. However rather than using a bow, you use a magnetic rod which takes the place of the bow to induce a voltage in a coil which replaces the traditional bridge in a cello.

By moving the magnetic rod back and forth you can control the voltage that is used to control the volume of the signal. The pitch of the instrument is controlled by resistive ribbons that have replaced the traditional strings, and are controlled by a second voltage. Watch the video after the jump to see the innovative Magnetic Cello in action.

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Art Lebedev Space Invader Playing Cards

If you can’t quite afford the $1,869 price tag of the Art Lebedev Optimus Maximus keyboard, these cool Art Lebedev Space Invader playing cards might be a little easier on your wallet priced at just $11.

The pack of Space Invader playing cards include references to classic eight-bit computer games from the eighties including all your favourites and featuring pixelated aliens and spaceships in place of the usual suits and characters.

Art Lebedev Space Invader Playing Cards

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Sony NEX-5N Clicking Issue Fixed

If you are the proud owner of a new Sony NEX-5N camera but have been experiencing the “clicking issue” you will be pleased to know that Sony has now found a fix for the problem and is issuing a “performance improvement” to all owners.

Sony is still staying quite as to what caused the clicking sound on their new 16.1 megapixel shooter capable of HD 1080p video at 60fps. But owners who experienced the issue in their NEX-5N camera reported when moving the camera during video recording, it caused a clicking noise to appear on the audio track.

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